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Season of Giving

Due to the positive reaction to our Season of Giving promotion, we have decided to extend it through February 29, 2016. This means that the $15 fee to add new Members is waived for another month. Take this opportunity to add new Members at no cost to your Club!

Also, don’t forget our gift offered to any new Clubs built in the 2015-16 Optimist year. Clubs formed with 15-24 Charter Members receive a $100 grant and Clubs formed with 25+ Charter Members receive a $200 grant to go towards the Club’s first project.

Give the Gift of Optimism During this Holiday Season

As Optimists, we believe that the giving of ourselves in service to others brings out the VERY BEST in youth and in our local communities. Although we realize the world is far from perfect, Optimists work each day to make it a better place-one child and one community at a time. Truly, we are blessed to be involved in such a wonderful organization.

As we prepare to enter the "Season of Giving," please take a moment to watch and share this special seasonal video message:

It is our hope that by waiving the New Member Fee for all new Members added between December 1, 2015 and January 31, 2016, it will be easier for Optimists and Optimist Clubs to give the gift of Optimism to others who share our passion for helping children. In turn, it is our hope that this will strengthen our Clubs and--most of all--will result in Optimists serving even more children. In addition, I would encourage Clubs and Members to consider giving "Friend of Optimists" memberships to family members, friends, neighbors, and co-workers who--for whatever reason--are unable to join our Clubs.

Thank you for all that you give as Optimists to make the world a better place--RIGHT HERE and RIGHT NOW!

Wishing you health, happiness, and prosperity,

Dave Bruns
2015-16 Optimist International President

"The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer